Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Liberal Arts.

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Bioarchaeology of Inequality during the Middle Bronze Age in Central Anatolia, Cheryl Anderson

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Reality and Nature in Robinson Jeffers, Joshua D. Bartee

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Remember the Country and the Age in Which We Live": The British Gothic Novel in the Age of Enlightenment, 1764-1798, Garland David Beasley

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Table of the Sun, Christine Bettis

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An Evaluation of GABAB Receptors on Modulating Neuroinflammation in a Non-Transgenic Animal Model of Alzheimer's Disease, Monica Bolton

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Nonmonotonicity in Absolute and Relative Preferences for Real and Imagined Rewards, Nicholas Carfagno

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A Historical Case Study of Title IX in Nevada: An Excellent Investment in Our Youth, Jason Clark

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Worked to Leisure: The Intersections of Volunteerism, Work, and Leisure, Denise Nicole Cook

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Temperament and Behavior Factors in a Community Sample of Youth with Selective Mutism, Rachele Alexandra Diliberto

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Radio Spring, Kristian Louis Warren Einstman

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Cacophony, Noha Elbadry

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Learning to Adapt, Kelly Elcock

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Effects of Judicial Primary Election Systems on Challenger Emergence and Candidate Success, Katherine Eugenis

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Everything Is Real, Brett Finlayson

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Aging and Fermentation as Adaptive Food Management Strategies in the Arctic, Celeste Giordano

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Validity and Diagnostic Accuracy of Broad Symptom Measures and ADHD Symptom Ratings for Identifying Individuals with ADHD Combined and ADHD Inattentive, Stacy Jean Graves

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The Engaged Eurosceptic: Explaining Eurosceptic Success and Failures in European Parliamentary Elections, Nathan William Henceroth

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Belt of Pearls, Danielle Lee Henry

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Studies in Words: Laborious Ben Jonson's Lexicon, Steven Hrdlicka

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Parents' Perceptions of Smartphone Use and Parenting Practices, David Jackson Johnson

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Same-Sex Focus in the Visual Attention of Heterosexual Women: An Investigation of Potential Explanations, Sarah C. Jones

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Art and The Ordinary: Literary and Visual Constructs of the Mundane, Jenessa Kenway

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Reconsolidating: The Effect of Spatial Context and Expectations, Chris R. Kiley

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Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Unfinished Business in Bereavement Scale, Kara Klingspon

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They Knew Full Well, Matthew Johannes Kollmer

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The Relationship Between Mood and Implicit Learning, Kathleen Larson

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Neurocognitive Correlates of the Comprehensive Trail Making Test (CTMT) in Brain Injured Children, Abigail Rose Mayfield

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Sexual Desire Trajectories: Heterosexual Individuals' Perceptions of the State and Trait Characteristics of Desire, Caroline Maykut

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Acute Salivary Steroid Hormone Responses During Coalitional and Dyadic Competitions in Hong Kong Juvenile Children, Timothy McHale

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Obligations of The State: State Behavior and The Occurrence of State Success, Brendan Mark Morris

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Can Questionnaires Capture Inner Experience? A Validation Study of the Nevada Inner Experience Questionnaire, Stefanie Alison Moynihan

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Subjective Beat Perception in Musical Rhythms in Adult Listeners, Karli M. Nave

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It’s Not about Brooklyn, Elee Maybelle Oak

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An Examination of Accuracy and Elaborations for Character Traits in a Narrative, Michael Palena

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Social Cognition in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Elyse Parke

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An Evaluation of the Effects of the Coach-Athlete Relationship on Athlete Mental Health, Corey Rae Phillips

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The Psychophysiological Correlates of Personality, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Social Support, Meghan E. Pierce

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Athlete Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Consequences: The Role of Drinking Motives, Michelle Pitts

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The Role of Social Location in Coping with Caregiving, Jacqueline Ragin

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Audits and Accountability in Non-Governmental Organizations, Kenneth J. Retzl

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Reaching across Land and Ocean: Daughters of Bilitis, Minorities Research Group, and Resistance Formation in the International Lesbian Network, Linsey Scriven

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Mapping the Landscape for Archaeological Detection, Preservation, and Interpretation: A Case Study in High Resolution Location Modeling from the Blue Mountains of Northeastern Oregon, Trent Skinner

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The Transformation of American Federalism, 1848-1912, Lance Sorenson

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Violence in the Canyons: The Human Cost of Raiding and Warfare in Northeastern Arizona (AD 300-~1300), Caryn Elizabeth Tegtmeyer

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Strange Wedding, Ariana Nicole Turiansky

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The Development and Testing of Potential Music Piracy Warnings, Joanne Ullman

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Associations among Benevolent Sexism, Relationship-Contingent Self-Esteem, and Relationship Maintenance Strategies in Heterosexual Women, Carrie Underwood

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Understanding Stress Reactivity in Schizophrenia, Mary Vertinski

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Setting the Childless Free: An Ethnographic Study of the Practice of the Childfree Identity, Shelly Volsche

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Are you grieving girl, Leia Penina Wilson

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Neural Processes Underlying Auditory Context Effects, Breanne Yerkes

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Development and Validation of a Brief Assessment of Social Cognitive Abilities, Ryanna Zenisek

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Hands, and Numbers, and Dots Oh My! Examining the Effect of Nearby-hands on Counting and Subitizing, Gabriel Allred

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Family, Housing, and the Political Geography of Gay Liberation in Los Angeles County, 1960-1986, Ian M. Baldwin

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Seers In Greensand, Michael Lawrence Berger

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Homeland, Homestead, and Haven: The Changing Perspectives of Zion National Park, 1700-1930, Sara Black

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The Edge of Mercury, Aurora Brackett

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The Iterative Nature of Descriptive Experience Sampling: Do Interviewees Build Skills across Sampling Days?, Vincent Peter Brouwers

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Commingled Tombs and ArcGIS: Analyzing the Mortuary Context and Taphonomy at Bronze Age Tell Abraq, Maryann Calleja

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Working as Civic and Patriotic Duty for Consumption: A Critical Discourse Analysis of American Presidential Inaugural Speeches Since World War II, Michelle Leigh Casey

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“The Ground You Walk on Belongs to My People": Lakota Community Building, Activism, and Red Power in Western Nebraska, 1917-2000, David Christensen

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'The Only Thing That Matters': A Critique of the Editorial Practices in The Garden of Eden, Jesse Lee Cook

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WOLF!!! VOL. 1, Jamison Crabtree

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Crossing, Olivia Clare Friedman

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Concurrent Mental Health and Sport Performance Enhancement in an Athlete Initiating Behavioral Intervention with No Assessed Pathology: A Case Examination Supporting Optimization, Yulia Gavrilova

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The Birth of an Arts Scene, William Goldberg

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Schoolgirls: Embodiment Practices Among Current and Former Sex Workers in Academia, Jennifer Heineman

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Notes from Reconstructing Illness, Scott Hinkle

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Nindanishinaabewimin: Ojibwe Peoplehood in the North American West, 1854-1954, Margaret Huettl

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The Skinny House, Leo August Jilk

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Explaining the Dynamics of Civil War: Exposure, Violence, and Consolidation against Civil War, Karim Kardous

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Inner Experience and Self-Ratings of Inner Speaking, Jason Michael Kelsey

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Investigating Inner Experience While Reading an Erotic Short Story, Leiszle Rae Lapping-Carr

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Food Processing and Cooking Technology of the Mimbres Mogollon (Early Pithouse Period through the Mimbres Classic A.D. 200-1130), Ashley Morgan Lauzon

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Water, Prestige, and Christianity: An Ecocritical Look at Medieval Literature, Cortney Nicole Lechmann

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Mouthy Bones, Shaun Leonard

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Mr. Universe Wants To Live Forever, Oksana Marafioti

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The Effect of Gender, Not Math Anxiety, on Working Memory Tasks, Amy J. Mcauley

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Of Wolves & Thieves: A Love Story, Kayla Miller

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The Effects of Psychopathic Traits on Social Support Networks, Stephanie Marie Molina

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Globalization and the Rise of Militant Islamic Social Movement Organizations: The Case of UAMSHO (Awakening) Group in Zanzibar., Deogratius Mshigeni

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Perceiving Hierarchical Musical Structure in Auditory and Visual Modalities, Jessica Erin Nave-Blodgett

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From Access to Excess: Agribusiness, Federal Water Programs, and the Historical Roots of the California Water Crisis, Tracy Marie Neblina

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Heaven on Their Minds, Rebecca Kate Robison

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Identifying Maltreated Youth at High Risk for Posttraumatic Symptom Clusters Using Nonparametric Modeling, Emma H. Ross

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Tearing up the Tallgrass, Brett Salsbury

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Bursting the Backpacker Bubble: Exploring Backpacking Ideology, Practices, and Contradictions, Mark J. Salvaggio

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Growing Together? Community, Culture, and Gardening in Downtown Las Vegas, Tyler S. Schafer

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"Mother, I will": Female Subjectivity and Religious Vision in the Brontës Novels, Amanda Scott

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Keep Moving: Stories, Syed Haider Shahbaz

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Shakespeare's Dowry: Subjectivity and Resistance in The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, and The Merchant of Venice, Homer Lee Simms

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A Natural History of Teasing: British Women Writers and the Shakespearean Courtship Narrative, 1677-~1818, Mary Vance

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Building Categories to Guide Behavior: How Humans Build and Use Auditory Category Knowledge Throughout the Lifespan, Christina M. Vanden Bosch Der Nederlanden

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Behavioral Reactions to Emotional and Physical Infidelity: An Evolutionary Perspective, Mandy Walsh Walsh

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Stay Brave My Hercules, Ernie Wang

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Consanguinity Protocols, Kinship and Incest in Literature of the Anglo-Saxon through Early Renaissance Periods, Richard J. Warren

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Testing a Comprehensive Model of Body Image, Anxiety, and Eating Pathology Among College Men, Emily Katherine White

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The Proof Is in the Pots: Residue Analysis of Virgin Branch Puebloan Ceramics, Brenna Lynn Wilkerson

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Effects of Human Maternal Placentophagy on Postpartum Maternal Affect, Health, and Recovery, Sharon Marie Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Influence of Iron on Arctic Thule Migration Patterns, Alina T. Aquino